Department of Medical Physics

Programmes

M.Sc. (Medical Physics) - Two Year
(2 Years Academic +1 Year Internship)

Eligibility

B.Sc., Physics having Mathematics as ancillary from recognized university/ institute with at least 60% marks. While deciding the final merit of the entrance test, a weight-age shall also be given to the B.Sc. marks obtained by the candidate, as per university rules.

 Course Structure

Like other postgraduate programmes M.Sc., Medical Physics also having core and elective courses, practical examinations and project work followed by viva-voce. First year students at the end of second semester should undergo one-month (during vacation) hands on training in a reputed and well established cancer therapy hospital across the nation. Second year students during their fourth semester should carryout a project work in the field of Medical Physics in a reputed and well established cancer therapy hospital across the nation.

As per the recent regulations of AERB-DAE, Govt. of India, a candidate after successful completion of M.Sc Medical Physics programme has to undergo one-year internship in a reputed hospital (give a link) prior to RSO (medical) examination conducted by BARC.

Exposure

We make the platform for Postgraduate Medical Physics students to attend webinar/ National/International Conference / Workshop / conducted by Medical Physics Association/National Institutes/Universities. This provides them a good opportunity to exchange their innovative ideas and views with Scholars/Medical Physicists/Scientists in medical field from various institutions. These kinds of platform also make them to know what the current Scenario, recent trends and forthcoming new technology in their respective field. Moreover, students could select the institution to carryout the field training and project work.

The students who have completed M.Sc. Medical Physics programme get placement immediately after the completion of the programme in leading cancer therapy hospitals and Medical Institutions around the country. Some of our students are pursuing their research programme.

 Curriculum

Research

At present thermoluminescene dosimetry materials are widely used for personal and environmental radiation monitoring. A thermoluminscent dosimeter or TLD is a type of radiation dosimeter. A TLD measures ionizing radiation exposure by measuring the intensity of visible light emitted from the nanopowder in the detector when the nanopowder is heated. The intensity of light emitted is dependent upon the radiation exposure. dosimeter have been widely used in environmental, medical radiation monitoring due to their high sensitivity to radiation dose and ease of preparation their stability and low cost in many countries for dosimetry. More than 3000 minerals are having thermoluminescence property.

Among them dozen of material only having property to applicable for medical thermoluminescence dosimeters are CaSO4, K2Ca2SO4 Ba1-XCaxSO4, LiF, Al2O3, Li2B4O7, CaF, BeO, MgB4O7, BaSO4 Phosphorous material application is to be intensively investigated for Medical Thermoluminescence.

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